Living Wage Calculation for Gadsden, AL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.79 $21.42 $26.47 $33.18 $16.99 $20.73 $23.29 $25.25 $23.20 $8.48 $11.84 $14.56 $16.99
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,163 $10,209 $15,256
Medical $2,496 $6,818 $6,475 $6,557 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276 $5,097 $6,475 $6,557 $6,276
Housing $5,928 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948 $5,964 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948 $5,928 $7,932 $7,932 $9,948
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $18,864 $37,446 $46,263 $57,967 $29,670 $36,243 $40,705 $44,102 $29,634 $41,406 $50,914 $59,358
Annual taxes $3,584 $7,114 $8,785 $11,052 $5,659 $6,886 $7,731 $8,425 $5,654 $7,864 $9,666 $11,316
Required annual income before taxes $22,448 $44,560 $55,048 $69,019 $35,329 $43,128 $48,437 $52,527 $48,258 $35,288 $49,270 $60,580 $70,674

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,995
Business & Financial Operations $57,587
Computer & Mathematical $65,251
Architecture & Engineering $61,671
Life, Physical, & Social Science $0
Community & Social Service $37,188
Legal $55,221
Education, Training, & Library $42,733
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $23,033
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,261
Healthcare Support $24,977
Protective Service $32,281
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,391
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,366
Personal Care & Service $19,309
Sales & Related $21,469
Office & Administrative Support $28,897
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,366
Construction & Extraction $31,900
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,420
Production $25,594
Transportation & Material Moving $28,351